Consultancy giant KPMG has extended its partnership with homegrown security analytics specialist Nuix in an effort to beef up its cybersecurity measures for its Australian clients.
The new agreement will have KPMG become the first advisory firm in Australia to adopt Nuix Insight Adaptive Security, Nuix’s new endpoint security platform.
According to Nuix, the product, released last month, intergrates cybersecurity threat prevention, detection, response, remediation, and deception in one solution.
The suite of tools will complement KPMG’s use of a range of other Nuix products including Nuix Investigation & Response, Nuix Sensitive Data Finder and Nuix Voice.
KPMG Australia head of forensic Gary Gill said his company and Nuix had been collaborating for more than a decade.
“Using Nuix’s leading processing, investigation and analytics software and the expertise of KPMG’s experienced advisory teams, we are helping clients reduce their security risks, improve efficiency and proactively manage and govern their data,” he said.
Nuix chief executive Eddie Sheehy said his company’s relationship with KPMG was a vote of confidence for the quality of Australian cybersecurity community. He added the two companies were continually evolving their offerings.
“Both KPMG and Nuix have taken a different perspective on data problems leading to great success in forensics, eDiscovery, investigations, privacy and information governance and now cybersecurity,” he said.
“Technology on its own can’t safeguard enterprise data. Our technology coupled with KPMG’s risk and management expertise uniquely positions us to deliver the most robust solutions.”
Ealier this year, Nuix technology helped international journalists analyse the massive data trove that was the Panama Papers, aiding the investigation of more that 11 million leaked documents.